Daily Chess Improvement: Real Game Tactic!

This was a rapid game between Caruana, Fabiano - Grischuk, Alexander in Paris

Black to move! How should black proceed?

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Umaakajan
Umaakajan

Nf3+,p×f3,p×f3+,kh1,qg2++

Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

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I was watching this game as it was played on chessbomb. Black has a winning move, but it isn't all that easy to find, and the variations after that are pretty daunting.

CraigB
CraigB

It looks like Black can force a draw with 1...Nf3+ 2. gf Qh4 and the threat of unpinning the R and playing ...Rh6 is strong enough to force White to play 3. Qh2, when 3...Q:h2+ 4. K:h2 allows a perpetual by ...Rh6-g6-h6

CraigB
CraigB

whoops! I missed 3. Q:g5+. Back to the drawing board.

CraigB
CraigB

1...Nf3+ 2. gf gf+ 3. Kh1 Qh4+ 4. Qh2(4. Kg1 Qg4+ 5. Qg3 Q:g3+ and 6...Qg2# since the f2 pawn is pinned.) 4...Q:h2+ 5. K:h2 f:e2 and Black is winning big.



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